31 Aug 2011

Federer equals Agassi on all time grand slam list

6:11 am on 31 August 2011

Roger Federer has equalled Andre Agassi for the second-most grand slam tennis wins in the Open era by defeating Colombia's Santiago Giraldo in straight sets in his opening match of the US Open.

Federer, the third seed, won 6-4 6-3 6-2.

The 16-time major champion, now has 224 grand slam wins, nine behind Jimmy Connors.